• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Heraklion, Omalos plateau, Viannos
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Thorny Burnet
Phrygana diorama
Shrubland of Crete (Greece) diorama

Photo of the Thorny burnet, Sarcopoterium spinosum, about to give fruit. This perennial, low, cushion shaped spiny shrub, is typical of the phrygana scrublands of Greece. It has different leaves in the winter and summer months, that enable it to survive the summer drought. It spreads very easily after fire.